Bears Sign Corner Back LeQuan Lewis
Free agent LeQuan Lewis has become the Bears’ first official signing under new Head Coach Marc Trestman.
Lewis started the 2012 season with the New York Jets but was cut before playing a game. He then signed for the Dallas Cowboys, where he worked with new Bears Special Teams Co-Ordinator Joe DeCamillis, and played in three games during September, making one tackle before being released.
He finished the season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, appearing in five games, making five tackles and recording one interception.
Lewis, 5’11″ and 190 pounds, also fielded kick-offs in 2012, with five returns for 106 yards (an average of 21.2 yards).
He played his college football at Arizona State and went undrafted in 2011, and although he was picked up by the Tennessee Titans he never played a game in 2011.
Lewis will face a battle to make the 2013 roster as there will likely be many corner backs trying to earn a spot; Kelvin Hayden, DJ Moore and Zack Bowman are all out of contract this Summer.
The Bears have also signed numerous players to reserve/future contracts, including DE Cheta Ozougwu, TE Brody Eldridge and LB Patrick Trahan who all spent time on the active roster in 2012.
Marc Trestman is currently working on filling out his coaching staff, Bears of Chi-Town will have a review of all the new coaches when they are in place.